Mount Makalu Expedition
 

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Mount Makalu Expedition

DURATION58 Days ATTITUDE8463 Mtr. STARTS ATKathmandu ENDS ATKathmandu GRADEHard GROUP SIZE2-14 pax ACCOMODATIONHotel / lodges and Camp MEALSBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner TRANSPORT Flights and private Vehicles

Trip Highlights

  • Climb Mount Makalu ( 8,463 m) - one of the eight thousander mountains in the world.
  • Adventure hiking with Lodge trek

Trip Overview

Mount Makalu Expedition ( 8,463 m) is also very famous expedition from the early in the world. The fifth highest mountain, Mt Makalu lies in the Khumbu region of North-eastern Nepal. Mt Makalu has two subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse or Makalu II (7,678mtr.) is north-northwest of the main summit while Chomo Lonzo, the other peak, lies north of it. On 15th May 1955, Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy, members of a French expedition led by Jean Franco reached the summit of Mt Makalu. The following day, Franco, G. Magnone and Sherpa Gyaltsen Norbu also summitted. The north face and the north-east ridge via which they climbed became the standard route for climbers who came after them. This expedition is one of the most difficult mountain to attempt in the world.

Over the followings years, mountaineers climbed over the south-east ridge, the West Pillar route. Makalu is considered one of the toughest mountains to climb. Although many sherpas climbed the mountain in the 1950s, they were Indian nationals and it was only on 1st May 1978, that Ang Chepal Sherap became the first Nepali citizen to summit the peak. Still, it is relatively less attempted mountain of Nepal. So far, the number of individual climbers who have attempted Makalu is only some 300+. Therefore, if you are going to attempt the Makalu, you need to have a lot of mountaineering experience including one attempt on an 8,000 meter before.

Our Mount Makalu Expedition itinerary allows a enough acclimatization and climbing preparation for the ascent of the Makalu peak. Check out our fixed itinerary for Mount Makalu Expedition or just send us an email and we’ll tailor make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel for refreshment.
Day 2 : Sightseeing around world heritage sites
Day 3 : Issue climbing permits
Day 4 : Fly to Tumlingtar (285m-938ft) and arrange for porters.
Day 5 : Trek to Mane Bhanjyang.(1440m-4724ft)
Day 6 : Trek to Chichira. (1980m-6496ft)
Day 7 : Trek to Num (1851m-6072ft)
Day 8 : Trek to Sheduwa (1500m-4922ft).
Day 9 : Trek to Tashigaon. (2100m-6890ft)
Day 10 : Trek to Kauma. (3760m-12337ft)
Day 11 : Trek to Dobato. (3700m-12140ft)
Day 12 : Trek to Jark Kharka (4800m-15749ft)
Day 13 : Trek to Hillary Base Camp (4800m-15749ft)
Day 14 : Trek to Makalu Base Camp. (4870m-15978ft)
Day 15-48 : This is Climbing period Mt. Makalu.
Day 49 : We need to Clean up Base Camp
Day 5 : Trek back to Yak Kharka.
Day 51 : Trek to Mumbuk.
Day 52 : Trek to Tashi Gaon.
Day 53 : Trek to Num
Day 54 : Trek to Chichira.
Day 55 : Trek to Tumlingtar.
Day 56 : Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 57 : Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 58 : Transfer to airport for departure.

INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES

Includes

  • Airport pick up / drop and transfer to hotel by private car / jeep / van.
  • Mount Expedition and trekking permit fees
  • Group equipments for the climb
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpas
  • All the crews salary/ accommodation / meals and will be insured as required by Nepal government regulation
  • Company guarantees the rescue services; please hand over your insurance policy copy to us
  • Three times meals with hot drinks {tea and coffee} and available the best accommodation in the lodge during the trek
  • All the three meals during your climbing period which is prepared by our expert cook.
  • 3/4 star or same category hotel on BB {Bed & Breakfast} plan in Kathmandu
  • Satellite phone service
  • Oxygen (2 4-litre bottles)
  • Fare-well dinner with cultural dance program at the end of tour

Exclude

  • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival {bring 4 copies passport size picture too}
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
  • Alcoholic beverages , bottle mineral water, soft drinks and snack foods
  • Extra cost on natural disaster
  • Your personal climbing equipemts such as climbing boots, glove etc.